Jeongdo (Alfred) Hong ’04 was selected as one of this year’s Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum (WEF), a Geneva-based nonprofit that brings together business and political leaders, intellectuals and journalists to discuss the most pressing international issues, including health and the environment.
This year the forum selected 197 Young Global Leaders (YGLs) from 72 countries for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. Hong, of South Korea, is head of strategy for the JoongAngIlbo, one of the country’s three big newspapers.
The 2010 Young Global Leaders will participate in task forces addressing specific challenges and become part of the broader Forum of Young Global Leaders community, now comprising 660 individuals. The YGLs convene at an annual summit, as well as at Forum events and meetings throughout the year.
Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the WEF says that the group represents “the voice for the future and the hopes of the next generation” offering “new energy to solve intractable challenges.”